Our beloved dad, brother, “Papa,” uncle, cousin, and dear friend Daniel Grossman lost his courageous battle with cancer on Nov. 16, 2023. Danny was a long-time resident of Cedarburg, Wis. He enjoyed retirement in the SaddleBrooke Community of Tucson and recently the Clarendale Community of Phoenix, Ariz.
Danny was born in New York City on July 21, 1946. His parents were Sidney and Sara Grossman. He grew up in Whitefish Bay and Fox Point, Wis. Danny graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in secondary education and completed his master’s degree at Marquette University. He taught American History and U.S. Government at John Long Middle School, Grafton for 32 years before retiring in 2001. He was a loving husband to his childhood sweetheart, Sherry, and devoted father to his two daughters, Caren and Stacy.
Danny’s warm smile and positivity were felt by his family and many friends who were fortunate to know him. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. For years, cruises that took Danny and Sherry all over the world brought them a great deal of pleasure. Danny enjoyed buying classic cars and collecting model cars. He loved taking his dogs to the dog park, socializing with neighbors and friends, and watching the dogs play. Trying out new barbecue and hamburger restaurants as well as bakeries was one of his favorite pastimes. Danny was passionate about many things, but none more than sharing his love of world history, the Mizzou Tigers, and the Green Bay Packers.
Danny is survived by daughters Caren (Patrick) Cherveny and Stacy (Mike) Lovell, grandchildren Alec, Gavin, and Hadley Cherveny, Mia, Aubrey, and Brandon Lovell. He is also survived by his sister Ruthellen Keiser, sister-in-law Marianne Kestenbaum, and nephews Ben Keiser and David Kestenbaum. He was preceded in death by his wife Sherry (Kestenbaum) Grossman, parents Sidney and Sara Grossman, in-laws Jerome and Roslyn Kestenbaum, brother-in-law Lenny Kestenbaum, and nephew Jesse Keiser.
A celebration to honor Danny’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s memory may be made to:
St. Joseph’s Foundation, 124 West Thomas Road, Suite 250, Phoenix, Arizona 85013. (Designation: Cancer Programs and Equipment), www.supportstjosephs.org/donate
Barrow Neurological Foundation, 2910 N 3rd Ave. Ste 450, Phoenix, AZ 85013, 602-406-3041 opt. 3, www.supportbarrow.org
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
Alvin J. Kastelic
Alvin J. Kastelic passed away Dec. 11, 2023, at the age of 94. Alvin was born in Milwaukee, Wis. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and upon his release attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he played on the baseball team. Alvin graduated college and became a middle school teacher. He later went on to start his own real estate and insurance company.
Alvin met his wife, Sylvia, who was a widow with three babies, and they married in 1973. After they were married, Alvin legally adopted Sylvia’s three children and they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1974 to open his business with Farmers Insurance. He operated his business for 25 years. After his retirement, Alvin and Sylvia moved to SaddleBrooke in 1995.
Alvin loved golf and managed to play seven days a week.
Alvin is survived by his wife Sylvia, three children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
On Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, Wally McKinzie lost her 11-year-long fight with Parkinson’s disease.
Wally was born Oct. 18, 1944, in the Philippine Islands, Iloilo Province village of Iloilo City. Wally graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Business Management and later was employed by Intel.
She retired and moved to SaddleBrooke with her husband, Leon, 20 years ago. She was active in tennis and the SaddleBrooke Theater. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.